Want to logon to the internet? Well why not ill teach you. Simple take the phone line out of the phone instrument and connect it to the modem on the computer. Then open up the dial up software and try the internet company number 100 times… then when you finally get connected open the browser and wait for the homage to open up. Then press stop on the browser and type in the web address. And if you get disconnected in between try the dial up software again!
Sounds familiar doesn’t it?? Especially if you are one of those who has seen internet grow from what it was to what it is! What started as a terribly slow and hardly operatable internet, with hardly any providers has now turned into an extremely speedy and highly competitive broadband business with more and more Broadband service providers coming up, each claiming to be better than the rest.
The term is known as broadband because it is high speed data access, and speeds commonly start at 256kbps and 512kbps as against the speeds that the internet world started with at 52 kbps and 64kbps, and to be honest if a broadband service provider tries to offer speeds of 52 and 64kpbs now, people would probably think he is retarded. Infact those days are not far when even speeds of 1 and 2mbps will not be considered, with many countries offering broadband speeds of 8 and 16mbps!
DSL is the most common form of broadband today and stands for Digital Subscriber Line. It is a connection that still has the same old telephone cable coming to your house. But that is all that is old. Once the telephone cable is into your house, it is split into two using a device called a splitter / filter. One end of this cable goes into the modem for internet and the other end provides the telephony service. The modem line provides high speed LAN or wireless based internet, although the same depends on the DSL modem. DSL is also available as Naked DSL or DSL without the telephony Service.
Broadband services are also now available as mobile broadband or a service that is not restricted to wires and cables. The same can be connected using a PCMCIA card on your laptop or as a USB plugin device from the internet company. Speeds under mobile broadband were not as high as a DSL, but with current advancements, and more expected in the future, speeds as high as 3mbps are being offered on mobile broadband.